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Advanced Analysis, Design, and Optimization for Materials, Restraints, and Structures for Enhanced Automotive Safety and Weight Reduction, 2017
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Side Impact Pressure Sensor Predictions with Computational Gas and Fluid Dynamic Methods
Author(s): Tyan, T., Shaner, L., Niesluchowski, M., Kochhar, N. et al.
Three computational gas and fluid dynamic methods, CV/UP (Control Volume/Uniform Pressure), CPM (Corpuscular Particle Method), and ALE (Arbitrary Lagrangian and Eulerian), were investigated i....
Development of Carburizing Steel for Innovation in Parts Manufacturing Process
Author(s): Imanami, Y., Tomita, K., Fukuoka, K., and Nishimura, K.
Abstract In order to develop a new carburizing steel material that realizes an intermediate heat treatment-free process in parts manufacturing, the cold forgeability of the as-rolled steel and suppres....
Experimental Observations on the Mechanical Response of AZ31B Magnesium and AA6061-T6 Aluminum Extrusions Subjected to Compression and Cutting Modes of Deformation
Author(s): Shery, P., Altenhof, W., Smith, R., Beeh, E. et al.
Abstract Cylindrical extrusions of magnesium AZ31B were subjected to quasi-static axial compression and cutting modes of deformation to study this alloy’s effectiveness as an energy absorber. For comp....
A Method of Evaluating the Joint Effectiveness on Contribution to Global Stiffness and NVH Performance of Vehicles
Author(s): Liang, J., Powers, J., Stevens, S., and Shahidi, B.
Abstract While Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and the next generation AHSS grades offer improved crash safety and reduced weight for vehicles, the global stiffness and NVH performance are often ....
Common Mesh Approach for Automotive Vehicle CAE Analysis
Author(s): Pan, L., Jung, S., Ramavath, S., El-Essawi, M. et al.
Abstract Over the past decades, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) based assessment of vehicle durability, NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) and crash performance has become very essential in vehicle....
Avoiding Safety Scandals by Controlling the Risk of Material Changes
Author(s): Koark, F. and Beul, C.
Abstract Achieving functional safety in mechatronic systems with growing product functionality is a major challenge in systems engineering. Following the current discussion, this challenge is mostly a....
Application of Nano-Indentation Test in Estimating Constituent Phase Properties for Microstructure-Based Modeling of Multiphase Steels
Author(s): Cheng, G., Choi, K., Hu, X., and Sun, X.
Abstract For multiphase advanced high strength steels (AHSS), the constituent phase properties play a crucial role in determining the overall mechanical behaviors. Therefore, it is important to accura....
Establishing Failure Criterion for Elastomers through Improved Biaxial Testing
Author(s): Gandikota, R., Nair, A., and Miller, K.
Abstract Testing elastomeric materials that undergo large strains pose challenges especially when establishing failure criteria. The failure criterion for composites and polymers based on finite elast....
Study on Engine Hood with Negative Poisson's Ratio Architected Composites Based on Pedestrian Protection
Author(s): Zhao, Y., Ma, F., Yang, L., Wang, Y. et al.
Abstract The conventional hood with single material and stiffener structural form conceals some limitations on pedestrian protection and lightweight, not satisfying the requirements of structural stre....
A New Combined Isotropic, Kinematic and Cross Hardening Model for Advanced High Strength Steel under Non-Linear Strain Loading Path
Author(s): Jia, Y., Wang, Y., and Bai, Y.
Abstract A fully modularized framework was established to combine isotropic, kinematic, and cross hardening behaviors under non-monotonic loading conditions for advanced high strength steels. Experime....
Investigation on Cylinder Bore Deformation under Static Condition Based on Fourier Decomposition
Author(s): Liang, X., Wang, Y., Huang, S., Yang, G. et al.
Abstract Due to the mechanical forces under static conditions, the engine cylinders cross section will not be a round circle any more once they are installed. The deformation of an engine cylinder cau....
Ductile Fracture from Spot Weld and Flange Edge in Advanced High Strength Steels
Author(s): Sato, K., Futatsuka, T., Hiramoto, J., Nagasaka, K. et al.
Abstract A simple testing method is proposed in order to investigate ductile fracture in crashed automotive components made from advanced high strength steels. This type of fracture is prone to occur ....
Extensional Rheology: New Dimension of Characterizing Automotive Fluids
Author(s): Ohtani, H., Ellwood, K., Pereira, G., Chinen, T. et al.
Abstract This paper describes the basic principles of extensional rheometry, and the successful application to a variety of automotive fluids, including gear lubricants, paints, and forming lubricants....
Validation of Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) Foam Material Models for Low Speed Bumper and Pedestrian Protection Applications
Author(s): Ramaswamy, K., Virupaksha, V., Polan, J., and Tripathy, B.
Abstract Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) foams are most commonly used in automotive applications for pedestrian protection and to meet low speed bumper regulatory requirements. In today’s automotive worl....
Safety Modeling of High Voltage Cabling in Electrified Powertrains
Author(s): Marpu, A., Garfinkel, G., and Maguire, P.
Abstract Modeling of High Voltage (HV) wires is an important aspect of vehicle safety simulations for electrified powertrains to understand the potential tearing of the wire sheath or pinching of HV w....
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